Still saving up for that helicopter? Fortunately, photographer extraordinaire
Jason Hawkes has access to one. Here, in the first of two articles, we look back at 2018, from a bird's-eye view. Perhaps you'll even spot yourself...
Winter 2018, aerial view of City cluster, City of London.
Winter 2018, aerial view over Buckingham Palace with a view down the Mall to River Thames.
Night over the British Museum.
On a freezing winter morning, view down the River Thames, from Blackfriars to the Shard.
They have climbed 528 steps for this view. The Golden Gallery at St Paul's Cathedral.
Hovering outside the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street.
1800ft up over the City of London at night.
Night over the re-development of Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station.
A nervous last minute wait at the start of the London Marathon.
Pathways crossing Hyde Park in the springtime.
Sunset over London. Looking up the River Thames past Wapping to Tower Bridge, the Shard and the City of London.
A Spring view, up over Buckingham Palace and the Mall with Westminster and then the City of London in the far background.
London Eye and Jubilee Gardens.
Looking down onto the cranes at the huge re-development of Battersea Power Station.
Overhead Piccadilly Circus showing the newly updated Piccadilly lights.
900ft up over the rooftop pool at White City House.
In the Summer as temperatures in London soar, People cool off where they can. Swimming at Serpentine Swimming Club in Hyde Park.
Aerial view of the Mastaba, a sculpture made of different coloured barrels, floating in the lake in Hyde Park this Summer by Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
View from the BT Tower to Canary Wharf, and everything in between.
Putting the finishing touches to the glass on One Blackfriars.
Aerial view looking west from Park Lane, showing all of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Arsenal FC's stadiums, past and present.
All images © Jason Hawkes.
Jason specialises in aerial photography, is based just outside London in the UK, and works worldwide. All his images are shot from helicopters and in London he can be seen hanging out of the door of an AS355 helicopter most weeks.
Follow Jason on Twitter as @jasonhawkesphot, and Instagram as @jasonhawkes
Last Updated 07 January 2019